Everybody Jam! (song)

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"Everybody Jam!"
Single by Scatman John
from the album Everybody Jam!
ReleasedOctober 30, 1996
FormatMaxi CD single
LengthSingle Jam: 3:31
Maxi Jam: 5:21
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(s)Antonio Nunzio Catania, John Larkin
Producer(s)Scatman John
Scatman John singles chronology
"Pripri Scat"
"Everybody Jam!"
"Let It Go"
Music video
"Everybody Jam!" on YouTube

"Everybody Jam!" is a song by Scatman John, released as a single from the album of the same name. It is a tribute to the music of Louis Armstrong with samples of his voice edited into the track as if in conversation with the Scatman. The song charted at No. 46 in Germany.

Music video[edit]

The video was filmed on location in New Orleans and cost around $500,000 US. According to the Scatman, "the day we shot the video was a day beyond all boundaries of time and space. Full of magic. All of the images together created the perfect atmosphere for showing the heart and soul of Louis Armstrong's roots". In the video Scatman, walking across a parking lot, sees the ghost of Louis Armstrong on the side of a building and the pair begin to duet. The bulk of the video takes place in a Louisiana street parade with Scatman and Louis riding along behind a marching band in a cadillac. Several children dressed up like Scatman are seen in the procession whilst onlookers wave Scatman and Louis flags. The video ends with Scatman looking up at Louis in the parking lot where it started. An alternate version of the music video was released with some parts of the video replaced with different scenes.

Single track listing[edit]


  1. "Everybody Jam!" [Single Jam] (3:29)
  2. "Everybody Jam!" [Maxi Jam] (5:21)
  3. "Everybody Jam!" [Club Jam] (5:40)
  4. "Scatmusic" (3:55)


  1. "Everybody Jam!" [DJ Errik's Commercial Charleston Club Mix] (5:42)
  2. "Everybody Jam!" [DJ Errik's Nothing Like a Poison Jam Mix] (5:50)